This term we are learning all about World War 2. In History, we have been discussing how and why the war started and why Neville Chamberlain's attempts to avoid the war, using appeasement tactics, failed.
In our English lessons, we have been looking at 'war and conflict' subject specific vocabulary in order to produce some high-quality, descriptive poetry. Through our reading book, 'When We Were Warriors' and our writing book, 'Star of Fear, Star of Hope', we have been looking at the effects that war can have on different people, how they rally together and never lose hope.
In PE lessons, the children have been developing their hockey skills by learning how to control their sticks in order to keep possession of the ball and working strategically in teams to play against each other.
We had a lovely time this afternoon, sharing stories with our F2 buddies.
This week we were very fortunate to have Faktara visit us to share with us about her family and the culture of Bangladesh. We learned about where Bangladesh is in the world, its flag, food, land, cities, language and clothes. With Faktara's help, We learned how to write our names in Bangla.
The children have produced some amazing artwork, inspired by LS Lowry. They explored the artist's work to study his figure drawings and perspective used in his backgrounds. Their sketch work that followed is fantastic, showing skills in using shading and tone. I'm sure that Lowry himself would be impressed with their final pieces!
Through our 'Light' topic in science lessons, we are exploring how light travels in straight lines and how it reflects off surfaces to enable us to see objects. We used two mirrors to create a periscope effect, allowing us to see objects that were not in our direct line of sight. We were also fascinated by how refraction works - we placed a pencil in a glass of water to prove that refraction is the bending of light as it passes from one transparent substance into another, in this case air and water, which created a distorted image of the pencil.